21-23 September 2018 – Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa

2018-09-21 - 2018-09-23 All day

WSA(NZ)/ Pae Akoranga Wahine/
Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies
Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa:
125 years of Suffrage and Beyond
Victoria University of Wellington, 21-23rd September 2018
Call for Papers
Nau Mai Haere Mai – Welcome
To mark 40 years of WSA/PAW conferences and 125 years of women’s suffrage in
Aotearoa/New Zealand, WSA/PAW joins with the Stout Research Centre for New
Zealand Studies in presenting a conference promoting feminist scholarship and
activism. The conference will be an opportunity to advance current feminist
engagements, while acknowledging and understanding the challenges of the past.
We are committed to supporting many perspectives including those of Māori,
Pasifika, Tauiwi, Pākehā and ethnic minority women.
This conference will provide a forum for enduring feminist concerns including
gendered violence, equal pay, reproduction, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. It
will also provide an opportunity to consider contemporary perspectives that
emphasise intersectionality including issues around environmental sustainability,
new reproductive technologies, transgender and women’s rights in work places.
This two and a half day conference is part of a longer conversation in New Zealand
about women’s rights and feminist activism in the community and academia. We
hope for new insight and vigorous debate into the current state of feminism in
New Zealand. To this end, we invite papers from academics, community,
practitioners, and activists that address the conference themes, as indicated
The Conference Programme Committee extends a general invitation for individual
papers, workshops, panel discussions, performances and artistic displays
addressing other themes relevant to the work of the association. We also strongly
encourage proposals from community-based women’s groups and senior
secondary school, graduate, and postgraduate students.
Registration commences in July. Details will be made available shortly on the
Association website www.wsanz.org.nz and the Stout Research Centre for New
Zealand Studies website www.victoria.ac.nz/stout-centre.How to submit a proposal:

Who can present at the Conference?
Anyone is welcome to attend the conference subject to registration. We hope that
presenters will also join the Women’s Studies Association, New Zealand (WSANZ). Details
of membership can be found on www.wsanz.org.nz/membership. Note that WSANZ
members receive a discount on conference registration equivalent to the membership fee.
Conference Convenors
Professor Ann Weatherall
School of Psychology
Victoria University of Wellington
Associate Professor Kate Hunter
Director, Stout Research Centre for NZ Studies
Victoria University of Wellington

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